Toddler shoe nightmare 🙈
Flossie01 · 02/07/2017 07:36
My DD is 17 months old and has feet like little bricks. Very wide and deep. Clarks measured her as a 6 I which they don't have and I tried a few independent shops in area with not a great result. As I am newish to area I have no idea where else to try and am willing to travel. I am in Horsham/Crawley area. I would appreciate any suggestions
seven201 · 02/07/2017 07:49
Can't you just order some online and send them back if they don't fit? Or can they order them into Clark's for you?
Flossie01 · 02/07/2017 12:53
I wish! Clarks just suggest going a size or so up till width fit and then she ends up looking like a clown. I am in process of resorting to internet shopping after fitting at shop (and they all have limited sizes) but costing a bit having to courier shoes back to ensure refund, and then re-order. Just wanted recommendations of more local shoe shops in area to try 😊
lastnightiwenttomanderley · 02/07/2017 12:55
Sorry op, I can't help but am shamelessly lurking as we're moving to Horsham next month with 20m DS.
lastnightiwenttomanderley · 02/07/2017 12:58
Thinking about it, what width is she? I used the be a Clarks fitter over 15 years ago and am surprised they didn't even try her with some surrounding sizes - especially if her feet are a little wider than usual. Is it deep feet or a high instep, as some styles can be more forgiving for the latter.
IIRC start rite tend the be slimmer so probably one to avoid.
Nan0second · 02/07/2017 13:02
Try happy little soles online. Ring them up and go for a barefoot style.
They are brilliant at finding shoes for brick feet!
Flossie01 · 02/07/2017 16:10
Thanks! She has outgrown her Pediped canvas trainers which were great but sandals are tricky. Her feet are wide and deep. Clarks widest sandal was a G and with the velcro 'wet shoe' types the velcro pops loose as it doesn't have long enough velcro folded over to hold. I even tried her in Birkenstocks and we couldn't get close to buckling up the toe strap 🙈. It's not just her bridge that is high but chunky by the toes as well. I am trying but shops are selling out fast and we already have to buy the first thing that will hopefully just fit
namechange20050 · 02/07/2017 16:14
Bobux. Great for wide feet. Don't know about local stockists though.
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